So I've agreed to help a friend promote his self-published (comedy fiction) book online. He has a website I can point people to, and they can order via Paypal (he would prefer orders from the UK, and non-UK people are unlikely to get most of the jokes anyway)
What I don't have is an ISBN and/or Amazon. I also don't have permission to use the whole text, so can't send it anywhere for a review.
So far I've posted on some book forums that specifically invite new authors to introduce their works, and I've added him to places like Spoiled Ink
, Debbie's Idea
. Oh and I've created a MySpace profile for him (shush)
. I've also "joined the discussion" in some forums where I think people could be interested, with his site in my sig (but this is already veering towards spamming really)
I'm at a bit of a loss as to what else I could do. Ideally I'd like people to actually order the book, but strictly speaking as long as he gets the hits on his site my work is done.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!